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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107745/femtomolar-detection-of-cardiac-troponin-i-using-a-novel-label-free-and-reagent-free-dendrimer-enhanced-impedimetric-immunosensor
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Rashida Akter, Bongjin Jeong, Yong-Mi Lee, Jong-Soon Choi, Md Aminur Rahman
A novel highly sensitive dendrimer coupled impedimetric immunosensor was developed for the label-free and reagent-free detection of cardiac troponin I (TnI) in serum samples. The immunosensor probe was fabricated by covalently attaching carboxylic acid-functionalized third generation (G3) poly (amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer (Den) on the 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethyl benzidine (TMB) modified 6-mercaptohexanoic acid (MHA) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold (Au) electrode. Monoclonal anti-TnI antibody was then covalently immobilized on the Den and TMB attached MHA SAM modified surface...
January 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107686/a-novel-aptasensor-for-the-colorimetric-detection-of-s-typhimurium-based-on-gold-nanoparticles
#2
Xiaoyuan Ma, Liangjing Song, Nixin Zhou, Yu Xia, Zhouping Wang
A simple, fast and convenient colorimetric aptasensor was fabricated for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium) which was based on the color change effect of gold nanoparticles (GNPs). S. typhimurium is one of the most common causes of food-associated disease. Aptamers with specific recognition toward S. typhimurium was modified to the surface of prepared GNPs. They play a role for the protection of GNPs from aggregation toward high concentrations of NaCl. With the addition of S. typhimurium, aptamers preferably combined to S...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107634/electrolyte-gradient-based-modulation-of-molecular-transport-through-nanoporous-gold-membranes
#3
Daniel A McCurry, Ryan C Bailey
Nanopores, and nanoporous materials in general, are interesting for applications in chemical and biomolecular transport as pore sizes are on the same scale as the dimension of many (bio)chemical species. Many studies have focused on either single pores or small arrays of cylindrical pores, which are convenient in terms of their amenability towards computational modeling of transport phenomenon. However, the limited overall porosity may inhibit transport flux as well as the eventual implementation of these materials as active separation elements...
January 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107631/overcoming-the-heat-endurance-of-tumor-cells-by-interfering-the-anaerobic-glycolysis-metabolism-for-improved-photothermal-therapy
#4
Wei-Hai Chen, Guo-Feng Luo, Qi Lei, Sheng Hong, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Li-Han Liu, Si-Xue Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
In this study, we developed a general method to decorate plasmonic gold nanorods (GNRs) with a CD44-targeting functional polymer, containing hyaluronic acid (HA) targeting moiety and a small molecule Glut1 inhibitor of diclofenac (DC), to obtain GNR/HA-DC. This nanosystem exhibited the superiority of selectively sensitizing tumor cells for photothermal therapy (PTT) by inhibiting the unique anaerobic glycolysis. Upon specifically targeting CD44, sequentially time-dependent DC release could be achieved by the trigger of hyaluronidase (HAase), which abundantly existed in tumor tissue...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107625/gold-nanoshell-mediated-remote-myotube-activation
#5
Attilio Marino, Satoshi Arai, Yanyan Hou, Andrea Degl'Innocenti, Valentina Cappello, Barbara Mazzolai, Young-Tae Chang, Virgilio Mattoli, Madoka Suzuki, Gianni Ciofani
Mild heat stimulation of muscle cells within the physiological range represents an intriguing approach for the modulation of their functions. In this work, photothermal conversion was exploited to remotely stimulate striated muscle cells by using gold nanoshells (NS) in combination with near-infrared (NIR) radiation. Temperature increments of approximately 5°C were recorded by using an intracellular fluorescent molecular thermometer and were demonstrated to efficiently induce myotube contraction. The mechanism at the base of this phenomenon was thoroughly investigated and was observed to be a Ca2+-independent event directly involving actin-myosin interactions...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107458/neuropilin-1-involvement-in-choroidal-and-retinal-neovascularisation
#6
Patricia Fernández-Robredo, Senthil Selvam, Michael B Powner, Dawn A Sim, Marcus Fruttiger
PURPOSE: Inhibiting VEGF is the gold standard treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also effective in preventing retinal oedema and neovascularisation (NV) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal vein occlusions (RVO). Neuropilin 1 (Nrp1) is a co-receptor for VEGF and many other growth factors, and therefore a possible alternative drug target in intra ocular neovascular disease. Here we assessed choroidal and retinal NV in an inducible, endothelial specific knock out model for Nrp1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107444/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-brucellosis-in-the-country-of-georgia
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Tamar Akhvlediani, Christian T Bautista, Natalia Garuchava, Lia Sanodze, Nora Kokaia, Lile Malania, Nazibrola Chitadze, Ketevan Sidamonidze, Robert G Rivard, Matthew J Hepburn, Mikeljon P Nikolich, Paata Imnadze, Nino Trapaidze
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the country of Georgia. According to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC), the average annual number of brucellosis cases was 161 during 2008-2012. However, the true number of cases is thought to be higher due to underreporting. The aim of this study was to provide current epidemiological and clinical information and evaluate diagnostic methods used for brucellosis in Georgia. METHODOLOGY: Adult patients were eligible for participation if they met the suspected or probable case definition for brucellosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107355/assessment-of-inter-expert-variability-and-of-an-automated-segmentation-method-of-40-and-60-mhz-ivus-images-of-coronary-arteries
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François Destrempes, Marie-Hélène Roy Cardinal, Yoshifumi Saijo, Gérard Finet, Jean-Claude Tardif, Guy Cloutier
The objectives were to compare the performance of a segmentation algorithm, based on the minimization of an uncertainty function, to delineate contours of external elastic membrane and lumen of human coronary arteries imaged with 40 and 60 MHz IVUS, and to use values of this function to delineate portions of contours with highest uncertainty. For 8 patients, 40 and 60 MHz IVUS coronary data acquired pre- and post-interventions were used, for a total of 68,516 images. Manual segmentations of contours (on 2312 images) performed by experts at three core laboratories were the gold-standards...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107246/reliability-and-usefulness-of-intraoperative-3-dimensional-imaging-by-mobile-c-arm-with-flat-panel-detector
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Takahito Fujimori, Motoki Iwasaki, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Masafumi Kashii, Masaki Takao, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Hideki Yoshikawa
STUDY DESIGN: Reliability and agreement study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of intraoperative 3-dimensional imaging with a mobile C-arm (3D C-arm) equipped with a flat-panel detector. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screws are widely used in spinal surgery. Postoperative computed tomography (CT) is the most reliable method to detect screw misplacement. Recent advances in imaging devices have enabled surgeons to acquire 3D images of the spine during surgery...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107018/structure-wettability-and-thermal-stability-of-organic-thin-films-on-gold-generated-from-the-molecular-self-assembly-of-unsymmetrical-oligo-ethylene-glycol-spiroalkanedithiols
#10
Pawilai Chinwangso, Han Ju Lee, Andrew C Jamison, Maria D Marquez, Chul Soon Park, T Randall Lee
Organic thin-films on gold were prepared from a set of new, custom-designed bidentate alkanethiols possessing a mixture of normal alkane and methoxy-terminated tri(ethyleneglycol) chains. The new unsymmetrical spiroalkanedithiol adsorbates were of the form [CH3O(CH2CH2O)3(CH2)5]-[CH3(CH2)n+1]C[CH2SH]2 where n = 3 and 14; designated EG3C7-C7 and EG3C7-C18, respectively. Their corresponding self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold were characterized and compared with monothiol SAMs derived from an analogous normal alkanethiol (C18SH) and an alkanethiol terminated with an oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) moiety (i...
January 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106927/cationic-au-iii-versus-au-i-catalyst-controlled-divergent-reactivity-of-alkyne-tethered-lactams
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Pedro Almendros, Benito Alcaide, Sara Cembellín, Israel Fernández, Teresa Martínez Del Campo
Switchable reactivity through cationic gold-based catalyst control built on the oxidation state, namely cationic Au(III) versus Au(I), has been achieved in the direct functionalization of 2-azetidinone-tethered alkynyl indoles.
January 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106850/au-graphene-hybrid-plasmonic-nanostructure-sensor-based-on-intensity-shift
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Raed Alharbi, Mehrdad Irannejad, Mustafa Yavuz
Integrating plasmonic materials, like gold with a two-dimensional material (e.g., graphene) enhances the light-material interaction and, hence, plasmonic properties of the metallic nanostructure. A localized surface plasmon resonance sensor is an effective platform for biomarker detection. They offer a better bulk surface (local) sensitivity than a regular surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor; however, they suffer from a lower figure of merit compared to that one in a propagating surface plasmon resonance sensors...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106826/colorectal-carcinoma-a-general-overview-and-future-perspectives-in-colorectal-cancer
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Inés Mármol, Cristina Sánchez-de-Diego, Alberto Pradilla Dieste, Elena Cerrada, María Jesús Rodriguez Yoldi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death. Most cases of CRC are detected in Western countries, with its incidence increasing year by year. The probability of suffering from colorectal cancer is about 4%-5% and the risk for developing CRC is associated with personal features or habits such as age, chronic disease history and lifestyle. In this context, the gut microbiota has a relevant role, and dysbiosis situations can induce colonic carcinogenesis through a chronic inflammation mechanism...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106612/the-brief-early-childhood-screening-assessment-preliminary-validity-in-pediatric-primary-care
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Elise M Fallucco, Tim Wysocki, Lauren James, Chelsea Kozikowski, Andre Williams, Mary M Gleason
OBJECTIVE: Brief, well-validated instruments are needed to facilitate screening for early childhood behavioral and emotional problems (BEPs). The objectives of this study were to empirically reduce the length of the Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ECSA) and to assess the validity and reliability of this shorter tool. METHODS: Using caregiver ECSA responses for 2467 children aged 36 to 60 months seen in primary care, individual ECSA items were ranked on a scale ranging from "absolutely retain" to "absolutely delete...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106380/role-of-sputter-deposition-rate-in-tailoring-nanogranular-gold-structures-on-polymer-surfaces
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Matthias Schwartzkopf, Alexander Hinz, Oleksandr Polonskyi, Thomas Strunskus, Franziska Carina Löhrer, Volker Körstgens, Peter Muller-Buschbaum, Franz Faupel, Stephan V Roth
The reproducible low-cost fabrication of functional polymer-metal-interfaces via self-assembly is of crucial importance in organic electronics and organic photovoltaics. In particular, submonolayer and nanogranular systems expose highly interesting electrical, plasmonic and catalytical properties. The exploitation of their great potential requires tailoring of the structure on the nanometer scale and below. In order to obtain full control over the complex nanostructural evolution at the polymer-metal interface, we monitor the evolution of the metallic layer morphology with in situ time-resolved GISAXS during sputter deposition...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106366/redox-properties-of-polyvinylamine-g-tempo-in-multilayer-films-with-sodium-poly-styrene-sulfonate
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Qiang Fu, Igor Zoudanov, Emil Gustafsson, Dong Yang, Leyla Soleymani, Robert H Pelton
Layer-by-layer (LbL) assemblies of polyvinylamine with grafted TEMPO moieties (PVAm-T) with sodium polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) were prepared on gold-sulfonate surfaces and the redox properties were measured by cyclic voltammetry. LbL compositions were probed by quartz crystal microbalance (wet) and ellipsometric (dry) film measurements. Approximately 30% of the TEMPO moieties in the LbL assemblies were redox-active when the total TEMPO coverage was varied up to 6 mol/m2, by either varying the TEMPO content in PVAm-T or by varying the number of LbL bilayers...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106365/coordinatively-self-assembled-luminescent-gold-nanoparticles-fluorescence-turn-on-system-for-high-efficiency-passive-tumor-imaging
#17
Xuandi Lai, Lishan Tan, Xiulong Deng, Jinbin Liu, Aiqing Li, Jianyu Liu, Jianqiang Hu
A fluorescence turn-on system for highly efficient and prolonged tumor imaging has been established by Co2+-induced coordination self-assembly strategy, in which luminescent glutathione (GSH)-modified gold nanoparticles (LGAuNPs) are assembled into LGAuNPs assemblies (LGAuNPs-Co) through coordination bond between unoccupied orbit of Co2+ and lone pair electrons of GSH on the surface of LGAuNPs. The LGAuNPs-Co is sensitive to microenvironment pH and its quenched luminescence will be turned on in tumor tissues (acidic microenvironment), which behaves as a fluorescence turn-on system for passive tumor imaging...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106364/a-novel-strategy-for-one-pot-synthesis-of-gold-nanoplates-on-carbon-nanotube-sheet-as-an-effective-flexible-sers-substrate
#18
Wenbo Xin, Jenn-Ming Yang, Chao Li, Mark S Goorsky, Larry Carlson, Igor De Rosa
In this work, we have demonstrated a novel route for one-pot synthesis of two dimensional gold nanoplates (2-D AuNPLs) on carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet. Well-defined AuNPLs are grafted onto CNT sheet via a facile hydrothermal reduction process, during which bromine ions are employed as the surfactant for gold anisotropic growth. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) shows large-scale AuNPLs with micrometer-scaled length and sub-100 nm thickness are deposited uniformly on the CNT sheet. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) results confirm the synthesized AuNPLs are single-crystalline with preferential {111} orientation...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106202/a-colorimetric-sensing-platform-based-upon-recognizing-hybridization-chain-reaction-products-with-oligonucleotide-modified-gold-nanoparticles-through-triplex-formation
#19
Li Zou, Ruimin Li, Manjun Zhang, Yanwei Luo, Nian Zhou, Jing Wang, Liansheng Ling
A novel colorimetric sensing strategy for biomolecule assay has been developed, which integrates the signal amplification of the hybridization chain reaction (HCR) with the assembly of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) through triplex formation. In the presence of targets, the HCR process can be triggered, the HCR products are specifically recognized by triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) functionalized AuNPs, accompanying the aggregation of AuNPs and a dramatic absorbance change at 522 nm. In addition, the DNA hairpin probes can form rigid triplex structures with TFO-functionalized AuNPs in the absence of targets, resulting in a negligible background signal...
January 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106186/the-gold-iii-co-bond-a-missing-piece-in-the-gold-carbonyl-complex-landscape
#20
Carlo Alberto Gaggioli, Leonardo Belpassi, Francesco Tarantelli, Paola Belanzoni
We investigate the Au(iii)-CO bond in the [(C(∧)N(∧)C)Au(iii)CO](+) complex via charge-displacement (CD) analysis, revealing surprising peculiarities with respect to the Au(i)-CO bond. It shows a large Au(iii) ← CO σ donation and, unexpectedly, an even larger Au(iii) → CO π back-donation. The overall bonding picture, including a marked anisotropy in the Au(iii) → CO in-plane and out-of-plane π back-donation components, is consistent with a CO carbon atom highly susceptible to nucleophilic attack...
January 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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